Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dachshund Saved By Throat Surgery Used On Humans

Human Phyllis Newman said the throat surgery saved her Dachshund, Mojito.

Congratulations to one-year-old red longhair piebald 'Mojito,' who now has a new outlook on life thanks to some great innovative surgery which has allowed him to swallow normally.  Excerpt from CBS 13 out of Sacramento, California:

A team of doctors at the UC Davis Veterinarian School and School of Medicine diagnosed Mojito with an abnormal throat muscle, making swallowing extremely difficult.
"It got to the point where I would give him a treat and it would take him 14 minutes to swallow," said Phyllis Newman, Mojito's owner.
The doctors from the different schools of medicine teamed up and performed the surgical laser treatment that is often used on people with swallowing problems.
Weeks later, Mojito is spry and now able to eat normally.

Watch the news video at CBS 13.

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